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  • Animal Sanctuary Had Its Eye On Castle Hill Property

    An urgent push to preserve two Castle Hill properties recently eyed for development included The Animal Center of Newtown/Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary.

    "From the very beginning, this property has been a place we envisioned for the [sanctuary]," said Animal Center Vice President Harmony Verna. One of the 12/14 victims was 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard, who will be remembered for her love of all animals and her constant smile.

  • Police Continue Probe Into Four Residential Shootings

    Police said Monday they are continuing their probe into a series of shooting incidents which occurred in the darkness early on the morning of Tuesday, March 12, at four separate residential locations.

    There were no injuries in the incidents which occurred on Alpine Drive, Saw Mill Road, Berkshire Road, and Brandywine Lane, Lieutenant George Sinko, commander of the police department’s patrol division, said April 1.

  • DAV Benefits Open House, April 13 At VFW Post

    Two authorized veteran service officers from Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will be at Newtown VFW Post 308 on Saturday, April 13.

    Doors will open at 10 am, and the officers will present a 40-mintue presentation beginning at 11. The presentation, open to all area veterans, their spouses and siblings, will cover veterans’ rights, benefits and entitlements, and the claims process.

  • Newtown Families Want Strict Ban On Large Ammo Magazines

    The families of the Sandy Hook school massacre victims delivered a precise, unequivocal and timely message to legislators Monday: The current bipartisan proposal by the legislature's leaders to ban the sale, but not the possession, of high-capacity ammunition magazines is inadequate.

  • Families of 12/14 Victims Present Letter To Legislators

    Prior to the vote on gun legislation held Monday, April 1, at the State Capitol, the following letter was presented to members of the Connecticut legislative body at a press conference facilitated by Sandy Hook Promise, in the office of Senator John McKinney. Speaking briefly at the press conference was Nicole Hockley, the mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School first grade student Dylan Hockley, who perished 12/14. Bill Sherlach, husband of school psychologist Mary Sherlach who died at the school 12/14, read the letter.

  • Free Cones For Kids, April 10

    Ferris Acres Creamery and Holy Cow Ice Cream will both be offering free ice cream cones for children ages 12 and under on Wednesday, April 10.

    The special event, being sponsored by the two local ice cream stands as well as Guida Dairy, will run from noon until 9 pm.

    Ferric Acres Creamery is at 144 Sugar Street, and can be reached by calling 203-426-8803. Holy Cow Ice Cream is at 51 Church Hill Road; telephone 203-426-1359.

  • State Officials Seeking Details On Growing List Of 12/14 Charities, Funds

    Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein want more information about how much money has been collected by dozens of charities that have sprung up in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. The state officials also hope to identify the intended recipients of money collected or already disbursed.

  • Bunny Watch Hopping With Excitement

    A bouncy house was set up, tickets were ready, and a number of “bunnies” were starting to arrive by 10 am on Friday, March 29, for the first day of this year’s Bunny Watch, near Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills campus.

    The Bunny Watch has been held annually for the last couple of years as a fundraiser for local Odyssey of the Mind teams. The event is set to be open from 10 am until 4 pm on both Friday, and Saturday, March 29.

  • Sandy Hook Fire Victims Inspire An Outpouring Of Support

    On Friday afternoon Audra and Hans Barth and their three children were sorting through donations of clothes with friends and neighbors outside the shell of what used to be their cozy little home on Berkshire Road.

  • Protesters Square Off On Gun Policy At NSSF Protest

    People waving handmade signs with conflicting messages Thursday, March 28, demanding “Action now,” “Fewer bullets, fewer burials,” and “Safer gun laws,” while others read, “I’m a responsible gun owner,” or “NRA, stand and fight.” Those among the roughly 100 protesters gathered at rush hour on the curb outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) at the corner of Wasserman Way and Queen Street were either supporting their rights regarding firearms, or lobbying for changes in legislation for stricter